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Old 04-15-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Ultra MSH Flat or Arched

Wondering what people prefer? See a lot of discussions with commander/Government models but what about officer Carry 1911.
My setup is slim grips with long trigger.

Do you go by feel or the way it shoots. I have not been to the range. Arched feels nice but adds more size and little weight.

With holster draw the arched does seem to push my hand high on the grip safety.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Nice looking Ultra! Personally the way a gun feels in my hand plays a big part in the way I shoot. As far as preference in arched or flat msh's go I like the way the flat one looks on your Ultra. Looks unfortunately has nothing to to do with shooting accuracy or reliability.
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I would try shooting with each MSH and see if you shoot better with the flat or arched MSH. If you shoot the same with both, pick the one you think looks better or feels better in your hand. I agree with Tom, I like the look of the flat one but it's your gun and you should make it look they way you like it.
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Try both MSH and buy the one that feels best in your hand. Have you ever noticed that the Colt Gold Cup 1911A1 both in 45 and the discontinued 38 Spl have flat MSH? There is a reason for that design.
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:56 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by rlacrossjr View Post

With holster draw the arched does seem to push my hand high on the grip safety.
I like this grip safety......with this arch.
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I like them flat but that's just me.
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Interesting, I think the rounded housing feels good in my hand but I guess not enough to go to the trouble to change any of my 1911's. I think all mine are flat.
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I use flat. Years ago I learned it was not about comfort or filling the hand but how the gun pointed. Example. Glocks always pointed high to me meaning the front sight and I had to drive the wrist angle downward for a quick natural point of aim. The Gen 4s and other plastic guns now have three back straps as options.

With 1911s the arched msh causes the same with me. The gun is not flat and the front sight/muzzle has to be pushed down.

Many don't ever realize this since they train in those ranges that do not allow draw presentations etc.
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I doesn't matter if nobody configures their pistol the way yours is, if it feels good and works it's what's right for you. EOM
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me like them flat and no checkering, but that's me, you, use what is best for you.
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